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Services

Sunday services are at 9.30am, 11.15am, 6pm and 7pm and provide opportunity to meet together, worshipping God in song, listening to His Word, praying according to His will and sharing real stories. Each service includes the invitation to share communion once a month. We recommend getting here 15 mins early to get parking (if necessary) and seated in time for the service. 

We are on Banstead Road. The main parking is available on our caged sports court, immediately on the right as you turn into Banstead Road (one way traffic).

You can expect a warm welcome, great worship, an impacting preach and a friendly bunch of people gathering to learn more about God. 


Sunday Morning

The 9.30am and 11.15am services are usually the same each week. The all age Parade Service is held once a month at 11.15am. At the end of the meeting there is an invitation for prayer. Refreshments are served in the Cafe in the Entrance Foyer.

Groups for children are at both morning services, young people's groups are at the 11.15am service. We are all together in church at the start of the services. An announcement is made for when the children/young people go to their groups. Please go with your child/children to register for the first time, and accompany them in future as needed.

Children's groups:

  • Tumblers 6 months to 2 years old. Children under 6 months are welcome, please stay with them
  • Scramblers 2-4 years old
  • Explorers School Years R/1/2
  • Adventurers School Years 3/4/5

Click for more information about what happens in children's ministry

Young people's groups: 

  • Live Loud School Years 6/7/8 - held in the Youth Centre in Purley, at the United Reformed Church - a short walk away. Meet at the URC from 11am or ask a member of the Host Team to take you there
  • Vibe girls in School Years 9/10/11/12/13
  • The Big Picture boys in School Years 9/10/11/12/13
 

Sunday Evening


If you are new you might want to visit the 7pm service! Join us for a cuppa (at the Entrance Foyer Cafe) from 6.45pm. The 6pm service, referred to as School of Ministry has a varied programme of in-depth bible teaching. This smaller gathering meets in the Lower Hall. 
 

Tuesday Morning


CAMEO (Come and Meet Each Other) meets every Tuesday 10.30am-12pm. Refreshments are available to start, then a talk from a guest speaker and worship hymns/songs. Most people are older, although all ages are welcome! Further opportunities to socialise include regular lunch events following the meeting and a group outing in the summer.
 

Jigsaws


This service for adults with learning difficulties, is schedules 5 times per year on Sundays 3-5pm. Click for more details. 
 

If you have any questions about our Sunday Services or need to get in touch with any other enquiry we are happy to help! Please Contact Us for more information.

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Hello and welcome to our church. If you are a new visitor, we have a page for you to get to know us and learn more about planning a visit.
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Planning your Visit

New to Church?

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Welcome! Whether you've just moved to the area, or have lived here all your life, we hope this helps you to find out everything you want to know about our church.

We are a large and lively church situated close to one of South London's busiest traffic intersections. We cater for all age groups and stages of life with a membership of over 400 people with 600+ people each Sunday across congregations. We are dynamic in our outlook, and bring together people from all walks of life and from different nations. We love to see new people! Services begin with a warm welcome and an invitation to join in celebrating the good news about Jesus Christ. Our worship is vibrant and lively as we lift up His name together. We expect God to meet with us and speak to us. Outside of our services and the activities at church, we are very active in our local community. We work alongside other agencies and run our own projects to express the love of God in a practical way. Our vision statement drives what we do. 

We want to enable people from all backgrounds to become mature followers of Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit.

Key information

   

Finding us

Our address is below and a map of our location is Purley is at contact us.

Banstead Road
Purley
Surrey
CR8 3EA

If driving, parking can get quite chaotic - especially when arriving for the 11.15am service when the 9.30am service may still be emptying! Our Sports Cage immediately before the church has the most parking spaces - turn right soon after turning into Banstead Road. Other possibilies are the main car park for disabled parking (go past the Sports Court and the main church building and turn right into this smaller car park), parking on Banstead Road (including the red line on Sundays) plus other local roads. We recommend arriving 15 mins early to allow time for parking, walk to church and finding your seat.

We are well serviced by many local bus routes going in/out of Purley.
   

What should I expect when I visit the church?

Expect a very warm welcome particularly from our Host Team who will be able to answer your questions and direct you where to go. There will be approx 30 mins of worship songs, a short time of prayer and an offering collection (please don't feel you have to give). After the notices one of our pastors will give a sermon and there will be a chance to respond/receive prayer at the end of the service.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are served following morning services, and before the evening service. This gives time to meet and catch up with other people.

What do children and young people do?

There are groups for children at both morning services, groups for young people are at the 11.15am service.

Children stay with their parents at the start of the service as we worship together for the first part of the morning. An announcement is made when the children need to go to their groups. You will need to go with your children and register them the first time they attend.

Tumblers 6 months to 2 years old -  children under 6 months are welcome but should be accompanied by their parent/carer
Scramblers 2-4 years old
Explorers School Years R/1/2
Adventurers School Years 3/4/5

Young people's groups are held in the youth centre at the United Reformed Church (URC), which is just down the road. Meet at the URC from 11am or ask someone from the Host Team to take you there.

Live Loud School Years 6/7/8
Vibe girls in School Years 9/10/11/12/13
The Big Picture boys in School Years 9/10/11/12/13


For more information about what happens in the children's work please visit the relevant age groups for you under Church Life.

Is there a dress code?

No. Please just be yourself and come dressed in your 'normal' clothes.

Will I have to join in?

Not at all. You are free to simply observe or participate as much or as little as you want to.

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I have more questions, how can I get in touch and ask them?

Please feel free to contact us.